Yacht Charters Vancouver Island




In Comox, shuttle services are available from Ambassador Shuttle Service 1.877.339.5252


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Preboarding the evening before your charter gives you a head start.
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Yacht Charters Vancouver Island

Boat Charters Vancouver Island

Sidney Base

By Car

If you are driving from:

Swartz Bay: Follow HWY 17 to the second set of lights and turn left onto Beacon Avenue. Take your last left before the fisherman's wharf on Seaport Place. Port Sidney is at the end of this dead-end street. Island Cruising's offices face Port Sidney in the building at the top of the Port Sidney ramp, next to the Breakwater Café. Click here for a map.

From Victoria International Airport: Follow the road leading out of the airport and turn left on McTavish and then a left at the lights on to HWY 17. The next set of lights is Beacon Avenue, turn right. Continue with the directions for Seaport Place above.

From downtown Victoria: Get onto HWY 17 northbound (Blanchard Street turns into HWY 17) and follow for approximately 30mins. Look for the signs for the Town of Sidney and take the right exit on Beacon Avenue. Follow directions for Seaport Place above.

By Air

Victoria's International airport is a 7 minute drive from our base at Port Sidney. More than 50 flights a day connect Victoria with Vancouver International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma Airport and several other major cities throughout Canada and the USA.

Air Canada / Air BC Connector
1.800.663.3271
www.aircanada.ca
16 flights daily connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria airports

Harbour Air
250.385.2203 or to arrange a charter 1.800.665.0212
www.harbour-air.com
8-10 daily seaplane flights between Vancouver and Victoria harbours

Helijet International
604.273.4688
www.helijet.com
North America's premier scheduled helicopter airline. Operating between downtown Victoria - downtown Vancouver, downtown Victoria - Vancouver International and downtown Vancouver to Seattle

Horizon Air
1.800.547.9308
www.horizonair.com
Several daily flights between Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria

Kenmore Air
1.800.543.9595
www.kenmoreair.com
8 seaplane flights daily between Seattle and Victoria harbours

Pacific Coastal Air
1.800.663.2872
www.pacific-coastal.com
6 flights daily between Victoria and Vancouver

Pat Bay Air
250.654.0646
www.patbayair.com
Float plane charters and tours in BC

United Express Airlines
1.800.453.9417
www.skywest.com
New operation servicing Seattle and Victoria with 4 daily flights

West Coast Air
1.800.347.2222
www.westcoastair.com
12 seaplane flights between Victoria and Vancouver harbours.

WestJet
1.888.WESTJET
www.westjet.com
Services Vancouver, Victoria, Comox, Abbotsford, Prince George, Grand Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto....

By float plane or helicopter: Regular service available into DOWNTOWN Victoria (a 30min drive from Sidney). Charter service directly into Port Sidney also available.

By Sea

Vancouver Island is well connected by ferry and high-speed catamaran service with Washington State and mainland B.C. Arrival points include Victoria's Inner harbour, the Washington State ferry terminal located 2 minutes from Island Cruising, and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal just a 10 minute drive away. Enjoy a relaxing start to your boating holiday while taking in the scenery of the islands.

B.C. Ferry Corporation
1.888.BCFERRY / 250.386.3431
www.bcferries.bc.ca
Extensive passenger / vehicle ferry system linking the mainland, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Sailing time between Tsawassen on the mainland and Swartz Bay is approximately 1hr + 35mins.

Black Ball Transport
250.386.2202 / 206.457.4491
www.northolympic.com/coho
Passenger / vehicle ferry service offering 4 daily sailings during the summer months (May-October) between Port Angeles and Victoria. Two sailing's during March - May and one daily sailing from October - November. Travel time is approximately 1.5 hrs.

Victoria Clipper
1.800.888.2535 / 206.448.5000 / 250.382.8100
www.victoriaclipper.com
A passenger-only ferry that has 4 daily summer sailings between Seattle and Victoria and one daily winter sailing. Travel time between Seattle's Pier 69 and Victoria's Inner Harbour varies from 1 hr 45 min to 4 hrs.

Washington State Ferries
1.800.381.1551 / 206.464.6400
www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/index.cfm
Passenger / vehicle ferry linking Anacortes, WA and Sidney. 2 sailings daily during the summer months.

 

 

Comox Base

By Car:

Pacific Playgrounds is located between Courtenay and Campbell River, just 1 mile off Highway 19A. The new inland route takes you from Nanaimo to Pacific Playgrounds in just 1 1/2 hours, or you may elect to travel the coastal scenic route - a 2 hour drive.

From Nanaimo/Victoria:

Head north (approximately 1.5 hours from Nanaimo or 3 hours from Victoria) on Hwy # 19 past Courtenay/Comox. Use the Hamm Road Exit #144, then turn left on Highway 19A and right on Regent Road. Follow signs - turn right at Regent Road, right on Saratoga Road, left on Eyre Road and left on Clarkson Road.

Ambassador Shuttle services Comox Airport 1.877.339.5252.

By Air:

Numerous direct flights from the Vancouver International Airport, Calgary International Airport and the Edmonton International Airport land daily at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) in Comox.

Pacific Coastal and Central Mountain Air also offers a convenient service to and from Vancouver. Call Pacific Coastal 1-800-663-2872 or Central Mountain Air 1-888-865-8585 for schedules and reservations.

WestJet Airlines operates non-stop flights from Comox to Calgary and Edmonton, with connections to other WestJet serviced airports out of Calgary. Call 1-888-937-8538 or 1-800-538-5696 for schedules and reservations.

Helijet International offers non-stop flights to and from Seattle Boeing Field to the Campbell River Airport, which is a 35-minute drive from the Comox Valley. Call 1-800-665-4354 for reservations and schedules.

Small aircraft and floatplanes can land at the Courtenay Airpark near downtown Courtenay. Call (250) 338-9814 for information.

Floatplanes into Desolation Sound:

Coril Air www.corilair.com

Kenmore Air www.kenmoreair.com

 

By Train:


The E & N Dayliner (VIA Rail) makes daily trips between Victoria and Courtenay. This small train offers a behind the scenes view of rural communities and Vancouver Island forests. For schedules contact VIA Rail at 1-800-561-8630.

By Bus:

Daily bus service connects all parts of Vancouver Island with the Mainland. For passenger service and tour schedules contact Laidlaw Coachlines at 1-800-318-0818.

By Sea:

B.C. Ferry Corporation
1.888.BCFERRY / 250.386.3431
www.bcferries.bc.ca
Extensive passenger / vehicle ferry system linking the mainland, Vancouver Island and Powell River (near Lund). Sailing time between Horseshoe Bay on the mainland and Nanaimo is 1hr + 35mins and sailing time between Tsawwassen and Nanaimo is 2 hours. Sailing time between Powell River and Lund is 1hr + 20mins.

Washington State Ferries
1.800.381.1551 / 206.464.6400
www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/index.cfm
Passenger / vehicle ferry linking Anacortes, WA and Sidney. 2 sailings daily during the summer months. It is approximately a 3hr+30min drive from Sidney to Pacific Playgrounds.

Black Ball Transport
250.386.2202 / 206.457.4491
www.northolympic.com/coho
Passenger / vehicle ferry service offering 4 daily sailing’s during the summer months (May-October) between Port Angeles and Victoria. Two sailing's during March - May and one daily sailing from October - November. Travel time is approximately 1.5 hrs. It is approximately a 3hr drive from Victoria to Pacific Playgrounds.

Victoria Clipper
1.800.888.2535 / 206.448.5000 / 250.382.8100
www.victoriaclipper.com
A passenger-only ferry that has 4 daily summer sailings between Seattle and Victoria and one daily winter sailing. Travel time between Seattle's Pier 69 and Victoria's Inner Harbour varies from 1 hr 45 min to 4 hrs. It is approximately a 3 hr drive from Victoria to Pacific Playgrounds.

Rental Cars:

Rental cars are available at the Comox Airport.

Budget Rental Cars - www.bcbudget.com

National Rental Cars - www.nationalcar.ca





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